People typically purchase a mattress every five, 10, or even 20 years, so choosing the best bed isn’t necessarily common knowledge. It can be tough to know what to look for, what is available on the market, and the easiest way to buy a bed which is why we created this mattress buying guide. Think back to the last mattress you purchased. It was likely in-store, and there were limited options.
Today’s mattress industry is different, and there is a lot of information buyers should know before making a choice. The experts at Mattress World Northwest are here to help with our Mattress Buying Guide 2023.
The first step to buying a new mattress is looking inward. Sleepers must understand their individual needs before exploring the available mattress styles and brands. Knowing what the body needs for a great night of sleep will help narrow down the options and ensure you make the best choice. Consider several important factors and how they influence your night of sleep:
Answer these questions before you continue researching to pinpoint what mattress to buy.
Shopping for a mattress will look similar to a regular shopping trip, and with this mattress buying guide you will be prepped with the information you need to make sure your purchase is the right one. Browse products either online or in-store, discuss options and purchasing benefits with store personnel, and then select a mattress that suits you!
Before this entire process begins, though, it helps to research the products you are considering purchasing. A shopper rarely goes to a car dealership without knowing a little about the various makes and models available. Use this mentality when shopping for a mattress. Learning details about your mattress options before browsing in person will make you better equipped to efficiently find the best option for you.
The other detail shoppers should research before they enter a store is the difference in mattress styles. There are many kinds of mattresses on the market, each with unique designs, features, and benefits. The majority of beds can be divided into four main categories: innerspring, foam, latex, and hybrid.
The most traditional mattress style is the innerspring mattress. It is built with a steel coil core that conforms to and supports the sleeper’s body. Innerspring mattresses are bouncy, strong along the edges, and typically cooler at night. Sleepers do not tend to sink into an innerspring mattress, ideal for someone who tosses and turns at night. The level of support offered does depend on the amount of coils and the thickness of those coils, but overall, they are well-suited for back and stomach sleepers. Innersprings are typically the most budget-friendly mattress choice.
Innerspring mattresses are not ideal for people who share their beds, as motion is felt easily. The springs also do not support side sleepers well because they hit certain pressure points harshly and could lead to more severe pain for innerspring mattress sleepers.
Foam mattresses, often memory foam, are an incredibly popular option. Foam beds are loved for how they adapt to the sleeper’s body, evenly distributing weight and carefully cradling various pressure points. The beds quickly return to their original shape, though, when the sleeper’s body is removed, which improves the mattress’ lifespan. They are ideal for side sleepers and back sleepers. Memory foam mattresses isolate motion well, so a sleeper won’t be disturbed if their partner moves during the night. Foam mattresses are quiet, customizable, and typically hold less allergens or dust than other beds. They range in price but are affordable for most shoppers.
Foam mattresses trap heat more easily than their counterparts, and warm sleepers usually need some sort of variation to stay cool at night. The beds lack bounce and edge support when compared to other styles, and people sometimes notice an unpleasant smell when initially unpacking their memory foam bed.
Latex mattresses are unique beds made from all-natural, eco-friendly materials. They come from the natural latex found in rubber trees, which contributes to their durability, comfort, and health factors. Latex beds help keep a sleeper cool at night, do not hold allergens or dust, and do not give off unpleasant odors. The mattresses relieve pressure to certain points on the body, making them ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers. Latex mattresses also isolate motion so partners do not disturb each other at night.
The biggest concern with latex mattresses is often their price. They are the most expensive of the mattress styles, as their materials are organically sourced and developed. There are fewer options when it comes to firmness and weight, and it can take time to adjust to the feel of a latex bed.
When it is tough to choose between a mattress style, a hybrid mattress is a great option.
Hybrid beds typically utilize innerspring coils with other mattress materials, like foam or rubber. They are incredibly supportive, which is ideal for people with joint pain or other issues. Side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers all enjoy a hybrid bed. They do offer the motion isolation of a foam mattress with the bounce and responsiveness of an innerspring bed. They typically keep sleepers cool, but that ultimately depends on the materials.
Hybrid beds are also on the higher end of the cost scale because of their versatility and unique designs. This all depends on the combination of materials. It is especially important to test before buying, as it can be hard to gauge the feel without personally experiencing a hybrid mattress.
There are different variations of these four mattress styles that offer extra benefits and personalization. Gel-infused beds are a popular option, for example. Gel mattresses incorporate gel particles into materials like memory foam and typically help regulate temperature. Pillowtops are another common addition, as they add an additional layer of comfort to firmer beds. Beds can also be made with all organic and natural materials, ideal for shoppers looking to be environmentally friendly. Organic beds also help people sensitive to allergens. Air mattresses are an entire other category of mattresses that are often used for partners who want two different firmness levels or shapes. Air beds are a less common style of mattresses, though.
Mattress specialists at Mattress World Northwest will help buyers understand different add-ons and how they can support their individual needs. Shoppers with a basic understanding of their personal sleeping patterns and needs and how they fit into the various available bed designs will get the most of our expert knowledge.
When considering your budget and preferred mattress style, be sure to think about the mattress’s lifespan. Higher-quality mattresses are more expensive, but they will likely last many more years than cheaper mattresses. In fact, most high-quality mattresses last up to 15 or 20 years. Lower-quality mattresses will need to be replaced in as little as five years.
Follow this general timeline to predict how long your new mattress will last:
Mattress World Northwest provides efficient and cost-effective online shopping services to all customers. Our online store allows customers to browse our entire stock without ever leaving their homes. View pricing, features, reviews, and comparisons on our website, then easily purchase your favorite choice. Our sleep specialists are also available online to chat with shoppers as they consider their options. We offer free delivery to most locations, even offering to unload and set up our customer’s new beds.
There are dozens of benefits to online mattress shopping, and people often choose our website as their main purchase outlet. There are some downsides to online buying, though. We know that comfort is subjective, so recommend testing a mattress in one of our stores. Even with all the knowledge of personal sleeping needs, styles of mattresses, insight from our sleep specialists, and reviews, nothing can compare to testing a bed yourself. We also encourage face-to-face interaction with our team. When we know you better, we can better help you find the perfect bed.
Expect Mattress World Northwest’s high-quality customer service, no matter if you shop in person or online.
While Mattress World Northwest hopes to offer guidance and customization to each client, there are several brands and styles that are among the best in our stock.
This is a luxury innerspring mattress that utilizes 8” encased coils for a firm and supportive yet comfortable night’s sleep. This bed is a part of the luxury Hathaway Collection and ranges from twin to California king. It starts at $799 and offers a 12-year, non-prorated warranty.
Widely loved for its cooling materials and fine support layers, the Pro Breeze collection is among the brand’s most innovative manufacturing designs. It cycles heat and humidity out of the mattress while still offering the support and adaptability as the classic TEMPUR-foam mattress. The bed starts at $4,099 and ranges from a twin XL to a California king.
An exceptional and comfortable latex bed, the Posh & Lavish Flux Medium is ideal for back, side, and stomach sleepers. It utilizes a wool and cotton outer layer surrounding its inner latex support core. This bed is a part of the Posh & Lavish collection and ranges from twin to California king. It starts at $3,499 and offers a 20-year non-prorated warranty.
A blend of comfort, temperature control, pressure relief, and responsiveness, the Premium Collection Restore Premiere Firm mattress is ideal for a diverse range of sleepers. It holds the iconic purple gel flex grid as well as 10” edge-to-edge individually encased coils. This hybrid blend is durable, adaptive, and gently cradles all important pressure points. It starts at $3,495 and ranges from a twin XL to a California king.
Researching what is the best mattress to buy and how to buy a mattress will equip you to make the best purchasing decision for your needs. When it is time to buy, talk to us! We have 24 locations and a full-service website offering information, customer support, and our entire stock of mattresses available. When you’re ready for a mattress upgrade, trust in us to find you the best mattress to buy!
While you can't go wrong with any of our mattresses, here are a few factors you'll want to consider before making a purchase: your sleep position (and if you have a partner, theirs as well), the size of the space, and a price point. If you have any questions, rest easy knowing that our team is happy to help you find that perfect fit.
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